Microsoft penalised $10,000 for force installing Windows 10

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Microsoft penalised $10,000 for force installing Windows 10


In an incident of force installation of Microsoft newer OS, Windows 10, company apparently paying $10,000 to a woman in California. Teri Goldstein runs a travel company in California sued Microsoft for trying to automatically  installing Windows 10 on her laptop. After installation her machine refused to work normally and resulted in data loss.

According to Goldstein, she didn’t authorize update for installation and update failed. It made laptop really slow and non-responsive. It crashed sporadically and wouldn’t work for days. Microsoft later decided to drop its appeal and will pay $10,000 as compensation to her.

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Microsoft recently known for aggressive Windows 10 installation prompts, which tricks users for upgrading without proper information. New Operating system launched in July 2015 had mixed response from existing customers. Windows 10, currently available and marketed as Free upgrade to existing users.

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Microsoft Windows 10

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How to run Windows apps on UBUNTU through ‘Wine’ emulator

Here, we will be explaining how to use windows apps on Ubuntu through ‘Wine’ emulator & installing other softwares via Ubuntu software center.
You loved an app on windows but not able to find same flavour on Ubuntu, ‘WINE’ emulator comes as rescue which runs windows apps smoothly as per compatibility policies of software.

First of all, Open Ubuntu software Center either through left side menu or searching within programs.

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Type Wine in search box and install it ,there might be some dependencies of other additional files, install them too.

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Right click on your software exe file and click ‘Open with’ WINE and install it by following onscreen instructions. If windows app has proper WINE support, it will run smoothly.

Next, we will be explaining, how to install various other softwares available in ubuntu software center. Here we are installing VLC media player, just search for it and click install. Your installed app will appear on left side of Dock.

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